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 Post subject: Burundanga - date rape drug in drink - the card hoax
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:11 am 
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Burundanga could be dangerous when ingested but doed not have the potency to harm victims who merely touched the business cards laced with the powdered drug.

Forwarded emails warn that criminals in the U.S. are using business cards impregnated with a potent street drug called burundanga (aka scopolamine) to incapacitate victims before attacking them.
This was found to be a hoax. The story is fabricated as there are no reported incidents. The report is filled with other inconsistencies - while claiming that the drug is odourless, it described the victim detecting a strange smell ...

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/burundanga.asp

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/burundanga-warning.shtml

What is burundanga?

Burundanga is the street version of a pharmaceutical drug called scopolamine. It is made from the extracts of plants in the nightshade family such as henbane and jimson weed. It's a deliriant, meaning it can induce symptoms of delirium such as disorientation, loss of memory, hallucinations, and stupor.

You can see why it would be popular with criminals.

In powdered form scopolamine can be easily mixed into food or drink, or blown directly into victims' faces, forcing them to inhale it.

The drug achieves its "zombifying" effects by inhibiting the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain and muscles. It has several legitimate medicinal uses, including the treatment of nausea, motion sickness, and gastrointestinal cramps. Historically, it has also been used as a "truth serum" by law enforcement agencies. And, like its street cousin burundanga, scopolamine has frequently been implicated as a stupefying agent or "knockout drug" in the commission of crimes such as robbery, kidnapping, and date rape.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/crime/a/burundanga.htm

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